When the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have a baby, he said, ““You will bear a son, and name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called Son of the Most High… his kingdom will have no end.” Christians embrace and repeat this claim about Jesus - that he is great – but when we do this, we’re not simply affirming that Jesus lives up to some external, independent standard of greatness. Rather, what we’re saying is that Jesus embodies greatness in himself, that he sets t